Safety Vision hires Dr. Tao Wu

Wu named company’s lead embedded software designer


Houston TX, February 3, 2009—Mobile video surveillance provider Safety Vision has hired Dr. Tao Wu as lead embedded software designer for the company’s evolving line of mobile digital video recorder (MDVR) systems. These onboard surveillance camera solutions—in use by transit, police, school bus, and other mobile fleets worldwide—involve the capture and management of recorded video, audio, system health, and metadata files.

Dr. Wu, who holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Michigan State University, also earned an M.S. and a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Electronic Science & Technology of China. Fluent in English and Chinese, he brings extensive hands-on experience with major network protocol design and implementation as well as embedded operating systems, most recently with Samsung Information Systems America.

Safety Vision chief technology officer Chris Fritz says, "I expect that Tao will blaze new trails in embedded software design for the mobile recording industry. Thanks to his electronics expertise, our solutions should set ever-higher industry standards for efficiency, simplicity, reliability, and interoperability. Others may struggle to ‘keep up’ in the dynamic, technologically sophisticated mobile surveillance environment. Not Safety Vision: With Tao’s help, we’ll be advancing the technology, focused on anticipating tomorrow’s directions while meeting today’s needs."

While working toward his doctorate, Dr. Wu earned several awards, grants, and fellowships. He also has authored roughly 20 journal and conference papers and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology.